Welcome to our coverage of the 112th American Society of Microbiology meeting! I know I speak for all of my Illumina colleagues when I say that we are really excited to attend this meeting for the first time. We even get to do it practically in our own backyard, in fabulous San Francisco.
ASM is a huge and broadly-based scientific forum for the latest advances in microbial science, from animal health to zoonoses and all of the technologies and applications contained within. My interest in this meeting is to get a sense of how researchers are using (or not using) next-generation sequencing. I'll be following the General Microbiology track for the most part in my daily posts, but I also will hop over to some of the Diagnostic and Epidemiologic sessions too. So if you can't make it there in person, we've got you covered. If you're there, you can check in for what you've missed.
And we'd love to hear your input—please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.
Here's to a great scientific conference!